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Industry Perspectives: SEPATON, MTM, Crossbeam, Visual Data

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Our Industry Perspectives thought leadership channel has been growing steadily. This week we had a milestone: we had a new Industry Perspective column every day this week. It’s great to see the way the data center community has embraced this opportunity to share their insight and expertise. If you’re interested in participating, please see our guidelines and submission process for information on participating. Here’s a recap of this week’s columns:

Power When You Need It: Parallel Generators Expand Options – A technology trend in emergency power is taking place that is increasing reliability and scalability of these systems for data centers. writes consulting engineer Curt Gibson.

Key Questions to Ask Your DCIM Vendor – As companies look to adapt a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tool, many DCIM vendors are asked to complete a proof of concept to the buyer. The Proof of Concept phase should not be quick and sweet but take as long as necessary to understand the tool, writes Ryan Devine of Visual Data Center.

How Cloud Has Shifted Engineering Hiring Demands: Part I – With the introduction of cloud computing, distributed data center environments and new technologies, IT professionals are being challenged on a personal level, with different and increased people skills, writes Bill Kleyman, of MTM Technologies.

Meeting Security Challenges in Virtualized Data Centers - Virtualization is a key enabler in creating the Next Generation Data Center, allowing IT organizations to transform their current complex, inflexible and expensive systems into an extremely efficient and agile environment that incorporates powerful concepts such as private and hybrid clouds, writes Peter Doggart of Crossbeam.

Managing Data to Improve Disaster Recovery Preparedness – Large enterprises should evaluate emerging solutions that can significantly reduce disaster recovery data protection costs while improving recovery times, writes Joe Forgione of SEPATON.

Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena. View previously published Industry Perspectives in our Knowledge Library.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.